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Blood Crusade:

They rode upon the backs of thundering horses
for faith had unleashed a terrible beast
These men would offer their souls in service
to the dark unholy priests...

"To what end do we serve our Lord and Master
is justice not the ultimate form of faith?
Should we not stand and fight in his name
to cleanse the Earth of this heathen waste!"


It was these orators, chaplains of faith;
men of the cloth who bore a fire
They lit their brothers with impassioned speeches
fueled by their own desire...

They taught their followers that blood was faith
and devotion was found at the edge of a blade
"Blessed is the mind too small for doubt
for the faithful shall never be swayed..."


The men who accepted them, though pure at heart
would soon be eaten by Lust and Greed
For Wrath had become a norm of existence
and death became a Templar's creed...

But woe betide the man who slaughters
for his soul shall be forever stained
And no penance may ever remove this grief;
for his heart is already chained...


"In grief, in death, in eternal suffering; he joins the Lord of Flies..."

-Chen Yuan Wen, 25th May 2012
AUTHOR'S COMMENT:

Arrr maties, t'night I return ta me scheme of rhymes and I do apologise fer tha confusion over tha past few days.

Me research consumed me and sadly tha poetry I produced was not of quality. In fact having broken meself with free verse, I actually found it difficult to grasp the rhymes today and had to go through much meditation and retweaking before this release was ready.

However, I am proud of me efforts and I hope that ye'll enjoy this piece. It is a little lighter on the darkness than I would normally go, but since the theme is "Bard Week". I intend to do a Dark Bard's portrayal of the Great Crusade.

Tomorrow, I will probably release something more light-hearted as a break from darkness might do everyone good ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

OTHER POEMS BY ME:

The Secret of the Trees - [link]
Dragon Blood - [link]
The Great Drake - [link]
Rest My Sweetest Darling - [link]
Fear the Dragon Call - [link]
Our Word is Sacred - [link]

OTHER LITERATURE BY ME:

Knight Run 2 - [link]
Knight Run- [link]
SANGUINE Chapter 1 - 1 - [link]
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l33tn3rdz Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
And as a result of this bloody slaughter in killing people who did nothing to us, they flew airplanes into our buildings a century later. If we had not done this then perhaps 9/11 may never have happened.
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Zephyras-Lied Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Hard to rhyme, oh no, we must pull out the docter Seuss books quick! Lol, just kidding, I'm kinda hyper today. The rhymes and fluency were amazing, and this poem did send a small shiver down my spine. Good job as usual!
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kaleecee Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
I have featured this lovely piece in my journal. [link] :heart:
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Pagan-Moon-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I really like this one amonge the best you wrote yet because I reminds me on Christianity.
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CrypticCuriousity Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Very nice word choice :). The way you portrayed the men's loyalty was great :)
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noorelven Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
whoa awesome!
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Little-Tin Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
1 word. Beautiful.
I love it, cap'n! ^.^
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Cryptickat8 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012   Writer
Hehe. It's dark but.. bouncy. I really liked the rhythm!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank ye, glad ye enjoyed it ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Cryptickat8 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012   Writer
Hehe ^^
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